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1907 Excerpt: ...of the reading public, the faults of the people
and the proper remedies. The editor must hold himself responsible
for the welfare of his public, and must have the courage to speak
his views freely, unmindful of the opposition that may be provoked,
and must persist until he gets a hearing. He must be awake to all
that is going on about him, must be moderate and tactful and must
possess the gift of gathering about him a faithful band of able
writers. The contributors, on the other hand, must not be mere
phrase-makers, but men of learning and of high purpose, who have
ideas and know how to express them. Then the public, on its part,
must show its appreciation of the vast labors of the editor and
contributors. And if in addition to all these, there be harmony and
unity of purpose among the editors of the different journals, the
power of the press would be unlimited. Unfortunately, however,
Hebrew Journalism, in his opinion, has become a prey to ignorance.
Men of limited knowledge and narrow views, neither gifted by nature
nor equipped by training for literary work, have been at the helm
of journalism. Flattery has become the current coin with which
editors pay their contributors, while among the editors themselves
there is constant warfare instead of harmony. "The Holy One,
blessed be He"--says the parodist--"saw that if all the editors
would stand by one another and counsel one another they might
destroy the world with their power of speech, and Israel would turn
out a new being. But this generation is not worthy of such an
event. What did the Holy one, blessed be He, do? He moved them with
hatred towards one another. The Ha-Maggid prosecutes the HaLebanon,
and the Ha-Lcbanon vexes the Ha-Maggid, both abuse the HaSitahar.
The Ha-Mcliz denounces ...
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